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Glückskinder (1936)

Journalist Gil Taylor has to write a report about the night court, when Ann Gardens case is heard. The young lady seems to be homeless. Gil tries to help her. Thats when trouble starts.

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Paul Martin

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Curt Goetz, Brian Marlow (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilian Harvey ... Ann Garden / Jackson's Niece Molly
Willy Fritsch ... Gil Taylor
Paul Kemp ... Frank Black
Oskar Sima ... Stoddard
Fred Goebel Fred Goebel ... Bill
Erich Kestin Erich Kestin ... Hopkins
Otto Stoeckel Otto Stoeckel ... Chefredakteur Manning / Editor of the Morning Post
Paul Bildt Paul Bildt ... Schnellrichter / Judge
Albert Florath Albert Florath ... Ölkönig Jackson / Oil Magnate
Thomas Cziruchin Thomas Cziruchin ... Boxer Brown
Peter Lau Peter Lau ... Diener / Butler
Jac Diehl Jac Diehl ... Kollege bei der Morning Post (as Jack Diehl)
Arno Ebert Arno Ebert ... Besucher der Metropolitan Oper
Max Hiller Max Hiller ... Standesbeamter
Fred Köster Fred Köster ... Besucher der Metropolitan Oper (as Fred Koester)
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Journalist Gil Taylor has to write a report about the night court, when Ann Gardens case is heard. The young lady seems to be homeless. Gil tries to help her. Thats when trouble starts.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 August 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky Kids See more »

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Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Ich wollt' ich wär' ein Huhn
Music by Peter Kreuder
Lyrics by Hans Fritz Beckmann
Performed by Paul Kemp, Oskar Sima, Willy Fritsch and Lilian Harvey
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Excellent restoration of a German screwball comedy
14 October 2013 | by jdw50See all my reviews

The Murnau institute has fully restored this from several sources. The Coca-Cola poster mentioned by another writer here now seems to feature Wallace Beery, unless my eyes deceive me.

This is very loosely based on It Happened One Night, with a reporter rescuing an heiress (maybe), losing his job over it and fighting with the aid of two friends to get it back while his bride decides getting a divorce is the only way to get them both out of trouble. The lead couple's behaviour sometimes seems a little capricious in order to provide themselves with obstacles to keep the narrative going, but the actors look comfortable in each other's company, their two friends are brightly played, the dialogue rattles along as well as in any Hollywood product of the times, and there's one zany song and dance in a tiny apartment.


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